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>> good morning. >> thanks for joining us. >> we want to talk about the traffic and the weather. >> let us get down to business. we have a hurricane to talk about. we have some strong storms by this afternoon potentially. there is a front that is to our west. there is a front to our north. some warm and humid air which means volatile conditions which usually means thunderstorms by this afternoon. partly cloudy skies about monday in central maryland. -- about 90 in central maryland. >> we have a few problem starts -- spot. we have been talking about westbound i-70 past route 29. the truck fire is now out. it is off to the side and no major delays with that one. not seeing many delays. the drive * look good. -- the drive times good. we are looking at a nice ride as well. that is the latest. back to you. >> thank you. a to alarm fire ripped through a baltimore county apartment complex. >> it happened in essex affecting a total of 16 units. our reporter is live at the scene with more details. >> good morning. among those displaced, 21 adults and nine children. the fire started in un
on most of the roads. this is the beltway at u.s.-40. nonetheless as yet. no problems here. that is the latest on traffic. back over to you. >> our big story this morning. the search continues for two suspects who are trying to -- two suspects who allegedly beat a 76 for all fishermen. our reporter is live with that story. >> from severe head injury. police say his wife witnessedshe tells baltimore city police racial slurs and started beating the victim, leaving him with a severe head injury. to be raised. they are handling this case as a hate crime. park in the victim's truck. are able to locate its a few they were able to apprehend one suspect. >> the suspect jumped out and fled. with the help of a local citizen, they saw where one of the suspects went and called police. >> the suspect is a 28 year old who is a registered sex offender. his previous charges including rape and child abuse. we will tell you what police associating with african- americans. reporting live, wbal tv 11 news. >> thank you. police continue to look for whoever opened fire on people in the pavilion
. i'm betty nguyen. >> hello. i'm t.j. holmes. grad you could start your day with us. the president is talking about what he calls the myths about his health care plan. >> and then what to do with the prisoners at guantanamo bay. there is outrage from some communities saying no, no, not in our backyard. >> also this morning a story that's rocking the sports world right now. >> take a good look, folks. >> people are wondering is this a male or female athlete. it's a crazy key bait going on right now about that international track star's gender. we're going to get into that story this morning. >> but first we want to talk about big bad bill. hurricane bill, whips up powerful waves. look at this. actually some dangerous rip currents passing between bermuda and the east coast of the mainland u.s. although it's not going to hit the main land, we are told, though, it is bringing 150-mile-per-hour winds and offshore waves up to 20-feet high. there are warnings out there today for boaters. also u.s. beaches are a little jammed this weekend because it's one of the last weekends of the summer
've got you to do that with us. thank you. >>> this is what else we're going to do, take the public option into the examination room, so to speak. a new segment we're going to be calling health care right now. let's go over to our senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen. try to break this one down for us. >> right, rick. some people love the public option, others hate it. but i think a lot of people don't even really know what it is. so that's what we're going to do today. let's take a look at what is the public option is in both the senate and the house plans as it stands. the premiums for it would be 10% to 20% lower than private insurance and basically it would -- the government would pay for -- would fund most of this program, the government would administer it, which is why people have problems. it's similar in many ways to medicare. it's government-paid, government-sponsored health insurance for everyone 65 and older, in many ways the public option would be medicare for younger people, rick? >> you know, when you look at the plan, though, you can't help but wonder if it's like m
into spotsylvania county. anon cctwastn ios scheduled to begin next summer. transportation officials tell us they are putting the plan on hold now because of financial concerns about how to pay for the roads. as well as opposition from some local governments about the impact that they will have on traffic. meanwhile, a reminder for drivers in our area that the school year is just around the corner and that means more cars out on the roads. aaa reminds us to warn drivers to start slowing down now. classes start as early as next week for students in the district. that means slowing down to 15 miles per hour in school zones in d.c. and in maryland, motorists should be aware of the speed camera program that will expand statewide this october. currently only montgomery county us speed cams in school zones and near school property. >> with less an week before school opens in the district, city health officials are stepping up efforts to make sure students have all their require shots. special clinics will be open later this week. tom sherwood joins us with a story. tom? >> the city is doing a lot
street. the dow rose 155 points. so, we turn to bill weir, who is with us tonight. >> reporter: the ride continues, david. we began this week with so many sobering indicators, but we end it with a much-needed shot of optimism, thanks to the fed chief, the stock market, and housing numbers. low prices, low interest rates and soon to expire tax credits are finally luring home buyers to open their checkbooks. >> the dining room is very nice and open. >> reporter: existing home sales in july beat those in june by more than 7%. the biggest one-month jump in a decade. and for the first time in almost three years, month to month home prices went up this summer. tiny, but welcome progress. >> sometime early next summer we expect that both volumes will be up and prices will be up more than inflation. >> reporter: and then there is the surging stock market. the index that drives most mutual funds is on a bull run, up more than 50% since the dark days of march. >> i think that cautiously optimistic is certainly a good way to characterize how market participants are starting to feel. >> reporter: ca
law enforcement officers tells us the remains were so badly mutilated investigators had to use the serial numbers on her breast implants to identify her. her nude body was found in a dumpster behind an apartment complex. she was stuffed inside a suitcase. an arrest warrant was issued thursday for reality tv contestant ryan jenkins who is from canada. nancy grace talked to a royal canadian mounted police official about the search there. >> straight out to sergeant duncan with royal canadian mounted police. he joins us from vancouver. thank you for being with us. sergeant, i understand many authorities believe he is hiding in the metro vancouver area. why do they believe that? >> well, at this point i guess, nancy, some of the original indicators were that he might be attempting to enter canada. at this point we haven't confirmed that he is in canada, but we are obviously not taking any chances and ordering a thorough investigation to figure out if he is here. >> jenkins and fiore were married in march. cnn has been unable to confirm reports that marriage was annulled. >>> the in
of the grand jury system could be at stake depending on the use of certain information. >> and education alert this morning. the start of school is right around the corner. there are many back-to-school questions for lots of parents. there is a call center that is going to help ease the concerns of parents. transportation concerns will also be addressed. >> that are tucked away on the third floor of this area. staff members said answers to many of your back-to-school questions. >> is there any more information i can give you at this time? >> we a people from academics, students support, nutrition, transportation. this is a team effort for the district. any issue that a parent has, we hope that someone can answer that question. >> around this time of year, telephone calls seem to come in by the hundreds as students get set to return to the classroom. what is on the minds of people so far? >> everyone wants to know about transportation. parents with students who have special needs want to know about special education. what school of the going to? >> those who help run the call center have the mi
>> good morning. >> thank you for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will talk with sandra shaw who will tell us about whether any york. >> we have a very active weather pattern. you will need the umbrella for the afternoon during the next few days. this is a very tropical and moist air mass. instability will develop in the afternoon. scattered showers and storms today through saturday. 77 degrees downtown. partly cloudy and up to 90 before we see those scattered showers clear up. our weather pattern will change sunday morning. we will have more on that in her mccain bill in a short bit. -- hurricane bill in a short bit. >> let's check on traffic. we have an accident near st. paul. the speed sensors are looking pretty good around the area. there is a truck fire we are hearing about. we will update you on that as we get more information about it. five minutes on southbound i-95. here is a look at another portion of 95 in howard county looking very good. 95 at white marsh is checking out fine. the area bridges are looking very good. that is the latest. back to you. >> our big stor
all of them, no one was injured. and here's what maybes and -- neighbors told us a while back. >> i woke up at 5:00 a.m. and heard some noise and looked outside and saw flames and fire trucks. >> reporter: how does it feel to know this is just one of seven arson fires set throughout the neighborhood morning. >> kind of scary to know this is going on. because we feel pretty safe in our neighborhood so something like this is a little alarming. >> very much of a concern to us. potentially at that time of the morning it could have gone unnoticed and traveled to occupied homes where people were sleeping and been tragic. >> reporter: right now there's still a lot of smoke here. you can see it in the air. it is quite accurate and this is the aftermath of one of the hay bail fires that took place. six others and now as we just told you firefighters are on the scene of a barn fire and also in the damascus area and they are investigating the vandalized post boxes. quite a scene out here in damascus. this is usually a quiet area of montgomery county, but, j.c., that's not the case today. repor
. there was a fire at a median security prison just south of lexington housing 1,200 inmates. guards had to use tear gas to get the prisoners under across. eight inmates and eight staff workers were injured but no one had to be admitted to the hospital. >> right now we're happy to report to you that the facility is secure, the inmates are accounted for. we had minimal injuries which are still being assessed to the inmates. and as far as we know right now, minimal if any injuries right now to any staff or department of corrections personnel. >> state police haven't said why the inmates rioted. the prison have been on lockdown when the inmates -- prison officials decided to relax that shortly before the rioting started. >>> as long as they're in lifelong and monogamous same-sex relationships, gays and lesbians can serve as clergy in the lutheran church. the previous policy of the church allowed gays to serve as members of professional rosters only if they were celibate. gays and lesbians recht about 2% of the population. >>> we have learned new details about the killing of a former swimsuit model in c
for a road map, they might find it in massachusetts. jim acosta is joining us in boston this morning. looking today at massachusetts health care system. this was implemented in former governor mitt romney. >> that's right. of all thing, a republican. and you know, john, earlier this week, the white house took a lot of heat from democrats when it backed away from public option and the plans for health care reform. what do you get when you take the public option out of health care reform, according to some experts, you get romney care. >> reporter: if washington wants to reform health care with bipartisan support, consider what former republican presidential candidate mitt romney did as governor in democratic massachusetts. >> you don't have to have a public option. you don't have to have the government in the insurance business to make it work. >> three years after enacting its own version of reform, massachusetts now has near universal coverage. taxpayer watchdogs say it's affordable. >> the wide spread assumption that is breaking the bank in massachusetts. it's not breaking the bank at all.
. and hurricane bill sets its course near the u.s. >>> still missing. the tearful father of a georgia woman who disappeared on a walk on a rural road, pleads for news and his daughter's safe return. a "gma" exclusive. >>> oprah winfrey and dr. mehmet oz, suing companies, saying they falsely use their names to endorse health products. dr. oz speaks to us. >>> and look at this picture. a world champion female track star faces the question -- is he a world champion female track star faces the question -- is he is a woman or a man? captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> and good morning, america. diane sawyer, chris cuomo. robin roberts is off on this thursday, august 20th, 2009. and the dangerous weather will not step for the people in the midwest. tornadoes ripping through minnesota, wisconsin, iowa. in a moment, you're going to hear from a brave, young boy, in illinois, who was home alone in his basement, when the drnd blew away his house around him. >> the sounds outside of his home was louder than the music he was listening to. >>> and we're following hurricane bill. 800 miles south of bermuda. it
break. crews working hard on westbound 198 before u.s. 29. use caution. volume is light because it is early but you may want to factor in an extra minute or two if you head that way. look at 270 and show you outside that traffic is flowing freely past 121. drivers are making their way to the split. and mice and quiet commute as we track the beltway in virginia. doing fine from 95 to 66. on 395. taking it outside. that northbound trip is delay free past duke street to the district. and finally on 95 in virginia from fredericksburg to the mixing bowl looking at a clear commute. that overall drive time of 40 minutes. andrea, over to you. >>> the hot lanes expansion is being put on the back burner in virginia. governor tim kaine says a weak economy and shaky bond market are to blame. 9 news now digital correspondent, armando trull , is live from springfield with the story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the hot lane construction project would have run on this part of 395 and 95 and the state was going to pay for that by selling bonds. virginia's transportation secretary sa
of that stalled frontal system over west virginia. it has inched boser to us. today and tomorrow. these are the days when the show gets to town and thunderstorms light up the sky. temperatures in the lower 90s. we want to get the rain over on saturday. so we can have a nice second half of the weekend. good morning. >>> tgif, folks. welcome to the week. almost there. hey, let's get started with the capital beltway. this is i-270. traffic is zipping by with no problems. no accidents or incidents to report along the way. interstate 270, what's up on this? live from montgomery village avenue, lanes are wide open to the split and we are watching virginia roads. here's 395. we remain delay free from duke street to the district and map out the dulles toll road. nothing but green cars as drivers make their way past the airport to the toll plaza. we are hopping on 66 which is also a clear commute this morning. andrea, over to you. >>> the government's popular cash for clunkers program has run out of gas and will end on monday evening. the program that was intended to help the auto industr
and will they not come out in the next couple of years then? brian: twitter.com. tell us what you think. have the clunkers worked for you have you bought? are you a dealer? the president of the united states an interesting tact yesterday. after going a couple of days without talking about health carat all he sat down with what he considers, some consider, a conserve fife talk show host -- conservative talk show host and had a 25-minute interview in which he took some calls. gretchen: he did. and the president laid out four things that absolutely must be in his idea of what health care reform is here they are. gretchen: must be deficit neutral. i'm not sure what that means. do you? peter: based on the h.r.3100 or whatever number, the big bill is, that there will be an impact. so i don't know where that's coming from. gretchen: it must bend the cost curve. he sounds like an ee condition mist. peter: that's another word for rationzing. gretchen: thank you, peter. insurance reform for all despite preexisting conditions. we've heard that before. peter: and there's agreement with the republicans on
take over about noon and with that some thunderstorms certainly by 5:00. a high of 90, angie. hook us up with a nice drive. >> i will hook you up with a tie up to avoid on air and on- line. follow me on twitter at oh my goff is my name. the outer loop at van doren street is where we have crash activity taking away the right lane for -- right center lane for drivers. expect more lei delays than usual at this time. 95 northbound no problems past the prince william parkway. we have a live shot for you. notice the head lights are moving okay. and then head to 395 and show you the slow go that set in 15, 20 minutes ago. it stretches from duke to seminary. the next stop the outer loop from maryland, from new hampshire to university we are still moving at speed. finally, it is smooth sailing on 95 an the bw parkway. notice the green cars. we are moving at great paces making our way to the capital beltway. now, we'll make our way over to andrea. >>> work is in full swing on the intercounty connector in maryland. and now it is affecting early- morning commuters. armando trull is along i-95 in
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? a weekend shooting has us all worried about gangs. lawmakers want tougher and longer sentences for criminals. the city's top prosecutor says she and her staff are doing all they can to fight gang violence. right now it's not a crime in our state to be a member of a gang. >> this year mrs. jessamy has already begun several meetings from the month of july with prosecutors throughout the state, with police, to, again go back to the legislature with a new package of bills that identify what we need to prosecute gang members. >> police believe the two victims in saturday's shooting in the light street pavilion were gang members. the police commissioner says officers patrolling the inner harbor are being told to identify and chase away gang members. >>> 22-year-old dallas smith is going to prison, will serve eight years for carrying a pipe bomb in his backpack near a biotechnology center in baltimore. smith was found guilty yesterday of having an explosive device, trying to take a gun away from a cop. in july of last year two university of maryland officers stopped smith after they say he was acti
. that does it for us today. hope to see you back here tomorrow. >>> the news continues with don lemon in the "cnn newsroom." >>> breaking news, smoke rises over baghdad. the iraqi capital rocked by six bombings in a matter of minutes. cars toppled like toys. >>> a tornado tears right through beaumont, texas. our severe weather coverage updates hurricane bill. >>> plus, not model behavior. a blogger who verbally attacked a model will be outed. good morning, i'm don lemon. heidi's off today. it is wednesday, august 19th. and are you in the "cnn newsroom." >>> health care reform. a make-or-break month and what may and take it or leave it ultimatum. elaine quijano's at the white house with the bold move considering by democrats. dr. sanjay gupta is in the newsroom to break it down for you. he worked in the white house, the last time an administration tried to push through health care reform. >>> but first we start with break news out of baghdad. six bombings in one hour and at least 75 people are dead, hundreds more are wounded in this. some blasts went off near government buildings. it i
waves and rip currents. rob marciano is tracking it for us this morning. >> hot-button issues. taxpayers will be forced to pick up the tab for health care for illegal immigrants. president obama says that's simply not true. is that really the case? we have the truth squad this morning. >>> a bombshell accusation about president bush's white house straight from one of the most senior officials who work there. we're talking about tom ridge. he's out with a new book. in it, he claims the white house pressured him to raise the terror level days before the 2004 presidential election. the suggestion -- president bush's team was ready to use scare tactics to score political points. we'll talk to jeanne meserve. but first, the back story from our senior white house correspondent, ed henry. >> reporter: the friday before the 2004 election. only two or three points separated democrat john kerry from president bush. suddenly, a twist. osama bin laden released a shocking new videotape and it played nonstop on the arab language network al jazeera. >> translator: your security is not in the
areas west of winchester and front royal and that's the line that could be on top of us by 7:00, 7:30. let me show you earlier today. it was just pouring some spots across the area. we have heavier rain. came through our area. all parts between -- one continuous line stretching from areas around howard county through montgomery and fairfax and areas south. reduced visibility. there's some spots around here like rockville, maryland. and that picked up close to two inches of rainfall y.toda ndea rn we didn't have the widespread severe thunderstorm warnings across the area is because the tops were too low with these. here's the thing. we were under severe thunderstorm watch until 9:00 p.m. you can see how the areas shade way back on the last frame. al variety, st. mary's and parts of the northern neck now. that really is it. plenty of lightning in those spots. curve enly hanging on. >> dale city, mt. vernon, showers moving through. let me take you to the echo path. this is what the future will be bringing us. 5:30, i-81, move coming through. late 7:00, more showers and possibly isolat
't have any public events on his schedule. that worries us. what happens here at the white house, the press conference, something. the president is sitting down with the staff and very quietly going on with all of the options with health care reform. we didn't have the senate supporting the public option. they waned to bring in more republicans, the blue dog democrats, as well as assure people that the insurance companies -- the private insurance companies that believe they're going to go out of business, that public health care reform is'a bad idea. what else circulates. what's out there -- perhaps the idea of a co-op. you see the back and forth. one is de-emphasized, another pops up. this is about give us something, guys. what's going to stick here? hopefully the health care legislation believes he's going to sign to law is'going to look the way it looks today, yesterday. we're trying to get a balance, if you will, to see what is the formula to get the most support. >> interesting to see what else percolates out there. a little later at 7:10, speak with congressman weiner we sa
coast of the u.s. is next. chad myers watching every move. >>> some call it mercy. others a travesty. scotland's release of a libyan bomber was controversial enough. his arrival back home? outrageous. >>> and a former swimsuit model murdered. her ex-husband charged and on the run. we're pushing forward on the manhunt. >>> hello, everyone, i'm kyra phillips, live at the cnn world headquarters in atlanta. you're live in the "cnn you're live in the "cnn newsroom." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> warnings go out as hurricane bill closes in on bermuda. waves are already picking up, as we can see in these pictures from one of our i-reporters and along the u.s. east coast people are being advised to keep a close watch on the big storm. it's not expected to make a direct hit, but it's still going to produce some pretty dangerous riptides and mess up a lot of weekend plans. bill's impact is expected to be felt all the way from florida to new england and actually into canada. chad myers tracking hurricane bill for us there in the cnn severe weather center. what's going on, chad? >> i
passing day. he is a catergory ii hurricane now. >> but he is going to leave us alone, right? >> that remains to be seen. by the end of the week is when he would have an influence on the eastern seaboard, but there's a chance he may curl out to sea. you may be correct, but we may have to watch it closely. around here it's mainly the hot temperatures we are having to deal with. right now it's 76 degrees in baltimore and the surrounding areas also in the 70s. will you see showers trying to make their way into the west, a few of them have made their way into garrett county. 20% chance for later in the afternoon, especially. let's time it out here in the future scan model, you will see the shower chances increasing through the later part of the day. it looks like it's throughout the region indicated by all of that green, but it's going to be more of an isolated incident around 5 to 10:00 p.m. and closer to 10:00 p.m., and eastern shore maybe until 10:00 p.m. we're going to see repeated or some definite distinct chances throughout the area at different times through the day. they
, like this former drug den that he took us into. >> we talk about practicing resurrection, this is part of it, we take abandoned places to life and make ugly beautiful. >> reporter: it is rough work. clayborn was jumped a few years ago and landed in a hospital with a concussion and a broken jaw. that's where his health care stepped in. >> you get this bill for $10,000 or $12,000 and we ended up paying $6,000 of it, and because, you know, i had thousands of thousands of people carrying that bill with me, i was -- i was able to just write -- you know, we just wrote a check for it. >> reporter: the ministry negotiated directly with his doctors to lower the bill. executive director, howard russell, says the core of their success is the 20,000 members who have met conditions that include not smoking and being a practicing christian. >> with everybody in america had the provisions that our members have, there wouldn't be a health care crisis. >> reporter: it's like a health care cooperative, a community-based, nonprofit organization owned by its members, a group that uses its strength in numb
to be the interesting question. the longer this program goes on, the longer people get used to being subsidized for buying a car. steve: one of the arguments in the first place to get people onboard for cash for clunkers is they said this is really going to spur people buying american cars. not so fast. it turns out four of the five top cars we told you yesterday are made by foreign brands. now, yesterday, according to data we had, the ford focus was number one. but now look at this. toyota corolla number one. ford focus number two. honda civic number three. toyota prius number four. and toyota camry number five. so essentially cash for clunkers has turned into a huge bailout for toyota. peter: and the transportation secretary yesterday in the interview gretchen conducted made it clear in response to our question. well, yeah, this is an american program. this was done to benefit american cars. gretchen: but under the auspice of the fact that a lot of those toyotas artoyotas are manufactun the u.s. but the p.r. message is not a good one. a very interesting point that i would like to make is -- y
the prison coming your way. >>> a foreign bank will take over the latest u.s. bank to fail. this is the first time that that has happened. dbva compass out of spain has shot compass bank. >>> today begins the holy month of ramadan. jews are fasting sunrise to sunset, the 30-day observance, the holiest time of the year for muslims. today through september 20th. >>> let's get back to big, bad bill. hurricane bill. isn't forecast to hit the mainland u.s., good news, but still having a huge effect on boaters and beachgoers. take a listen tho this. >> this is bermuda. sustained winds of 105 miles per hour. that number could be updated by the time i talk to reynolds wolf. is that number still accurate, 105-mile-per-hour winds? >> 105 is what we have. i can tell you that is an update we get like say once every three hours. there will be a fluctuation. these storms rarely maintain the same power he tall the time. it will ebb and flow. where is it headed? the path is favorable for people in bermuda. they're getting heavy wave action and for the eastern seaboard, though they'll get heavy waves and rip
thadebt. it has no validity to u.s. taxpayer. [inaudible] . . >> many of those banks have paid the money back with interest. we have got back from several of those banks to hundred billion dollars that was lent. $75 billion has been returned in less than a year. we insisted on compensation restrictions. we tried to force them to do foreclosure relief. as for bankruptcy, i did favre and the house passed a bill to allow people to declare bankruptcy [unintelligible] unfortunately, that died in the senate. we were not able to get that. i am disappointed on the banks -- with the banks on foreclosure. i have a problem with some of the money that is being repaid as the tarp plan comes back. i want to make that available as a loan to people who had a good mortgages, not subprime mortgages, but could mortgages who have lost their jobs. you can't pay a mortgage out of [unintelligible] if that is your primary source of income. i will be fighting for that when we get back. >> if anybody has a political stance and not a question, the microphone will be cut off. we want to get to questions.
owner. jackie benson joins us live with detail jackie? >> the victim has been identified by police as 44-year-old of silver spring. he is believed to be the owner of the pizza business. the murder discovered 1:00 p.m. when d.c. police officers were called to check on the welfare of an employee at pizza mart. 4th and adam street in edgewood neighborhood. police say the business was locked up when they arrived. the first responding officers had to force their way in. it appears the man may have been killed the previous evening. >> we received a call 1:00. we do know it was open on a midnight shift last night. the last information we have. >> homicide detectives blanketed the area looking for information. the business has been for sale for some time. edgewood community activist call the crime tragic and set back for a changing neighborhood. >> it is horrific to live like this. that's what people are going to say. >> we have had violence many years. and this struck us hard to the core. to have, assassinations like this, it's going on. pizza mart customers we spoke to say they're saddened by
ed henry is in phoenix. he's been at these rallies. he's been following this one for us today and is joining us to bring us up to date on what's going on. you know, i'm curious as i look at this story, as to whether you saw other people in the audience that may have also been carrying guns the way this fellow was. >> reporter: i did, i saw at least a couple weapons, including an ar-15, and it happened just across the street from where i am. there was a large group of obama supporters, they were supporting the president on health care and it was peaceful, you know, there were some protesters across the street shouting things like socialism, et cetera, kind of typical stuff you see outside of some of these events these days. and i happened to wade into the pro-obama side to take some pictures, still photos, and try to interview some people. and all of a sudden, i saw this gentleman who was anti-obama, he was shouting something about socialism, with an ar-15 on his back. it sort of startled me because at first i thought maybe it was some sort of law enforcement officer, and i had
the president will lose 100 votes in the u.s. house. meanwhile, senator inspector is not about to write off -- senator spector, is not about to write it off. listen to this. >> because there are some people who are discouraged about it. the coop might have the same elements where there is an operation which is not for profit. but let's write the bill, let's consider it and let's try to do something positive. gretchen: the interesting thing here is they probably have the votes in the house to pass the health care reform bill with the government-run program intact. but they may not have the votes, the democrats in the senate because a lot of the blue dogs have said, hey, we are not going to pass this, we are not going to put our nation further into debt for the remainder of our children and grandchildren to try to figure out. so the interesting thing about health and human services secretary kathleen cebellius was, was that for conservatives who don't want the government-run program or for the liberals? i think it was for the liberals. you saw the reaction more from them. steve: absolutely. g
xm radio that is in the car listening to it or when he's working out. his not wanting us. just a reminder to us you can actually does have one serious and xm radios. ought to mention that. >> alysin: was a horrible attack in baghdad this week. 1000 people possibly injured, 100 people killed. did u.s. troops start to pull out of iraq too soon russian ark is this evidence of that? we have colonel ollie north on who has an interesting take on the violence that. >> dave: dr. mike is coming out what's he talking about. >> clayton: sudden infant death syndrome is a concern of experience. he will talk about it medical breakthrough this year that could help parents get a good nights sleep and prevent sudden death and ten syndrome a device equipped red pepper. he will tell us about that. >> alysin: it would really help parents. give them peace of mind. >> dave: we start this morning with continued health-care debate and it seems opposition to the healthcare plan is dramatically on the rise. a new poll out from abc news washington post reports that 50% of people are now opposed to obama'
, and if congress creates government-run health insurance, should lawmakers have to use it? we report. you decide. all that, plus the fox all-stars. "special report" starts now. cheer clear chris: welcome to washington. i'm chris wallace in for bret baier. the obama administration's cash for clunkers program is looking for a $2 billion refill. the senate is expected to vote before it goes on august recess whether to approve more money for rebates that have encouraged tens of thousands of people to trade in their own gas guzzlers for new more fuel efficient cars. white house correspondent wendell goler is live with an update. good evening, wendell. >> chris, this legislation passed by a 3-1 margin in the house an harry reid is confident he has the votes to pass it in the senate but lawmakers are spending hours debating amendments they know will be rejected just to get their objections on the record before they go home for the august break. as of yesterday, the clunkers program had burned through three-quarters of the billion dollars congress initially appropriated, suggesting the original $4 billi
'll tell you more about him. he used to work as an informant for the secret service, which makes it even more concerning. >>> also this morning coming up in kwlt healthwatch" a reason to pay more attention if you're not getting a good night's sleep. you could have sleep apnea and not even know it. and now researchers say even people with moderate cases of sleep apnea are at a higher risk of death. dr. jennifer ashton will be along this morning with a surprising new study. >>> first, a major hurricane is gaining strength as it turns towards the east coast of the united states and could become the first major storm of the season. our own dave price has the very latest. dave, good morning. >> good morning to you, julie. all eyes are on it now. bill, a category 2 hurricane with sustained winds of 100 miles per hour and gusts even higher than that. you can see the satellite loop right here, and it's going to gain strength today. now, it's not only powerful, but it's big too. it measures 300 miles across. with hurricane force winds extending 30 miles from its center, it means business. bill no
twice. we'll explain it to you. we're glad to have you with us. happy hump day as we get halfway through the workweek. we're so grateful to have your company as always. we have learned today that a pioneer in the news business is dead. don hewitt, creator and longtime producer of cbs's "60 minutes" passed away today. his career at cbs spanned a staggering 60 years. he was probably best known for his 36 years as "60 minutes" executive producer. hewitt was 86 years old. certainly our thoughts going out to our colleagues at cbs and his family as well today. >>> a search is under way in katie, texas, for a police officer accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend who is also a cop. take a look at this picture here. investigators say rachel hillsman was dropping her children off at her mother's house yesterday when this man julio reyes abducted him. this is the victim in the case. take a good look. police helicopters are searching for them by air. s.w.a.t. teams and bloodhounds could join the search soon. the couple have a child together but they broke up months ago. friends say they had an argu
confronted at the exit used a can of pepper spray on the security guard and headed down the street. >> a few hours for the phones to in. sources say they knew who it was. confirming a hunch by the investigating detective, this person was in fact a man. >> tips from citizens as well as law enforcement and other government entities came in to the detective. he worked them. and thought he had a good identity and then obtained a warrant. >> reporter: when he was stopped by police in the district last thursday, bradley was -- >> dressed as oma wan his i.d. showed his name toa be a male. >> reporter: this shows bradley dressed like a woman. it was attn ke woeyars ago after ybads lebway convicted overtreats passing on private property. when we talked to david hill back wa niearly august. he was keen on identifying the shoplifting because of the assault against the guard. the suspect then took off down wisconsin avenue heading for the friendship heights metro station. johnathon bradley was arrested in the district last thursday during a traffic stop when police say his name was ran they f
what had to be done. that is what teddy would do. >> thanks for joining us. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm laura evans. senator kennedy lost his battle with brain cancer in his massachusetts home overnight. tom fitzgerald is here now with a look back at the life and legacy of the man who was the kennedy family patriarch. >> reporter: last spring when he endorsed barack obama's presidential campaign, senator edward kennedy invoked his brother's inauguration speech saying the torch would be passed again to a new generation. his own torch may have dimmed a final time but the glow of his remarkable life was the stuff of an american political legend. ary 2nd, 1932, the2n un geyostonnif e kennedy which were. he was destinenito step out of the shadees on of his famous brothers and lead the kennedy clan through good times and bad. >> i dojohn fitzgerald kennedy -- >> when john f. kennedy was elected the 35th president, 30- year-old ted kennedy ran for a seat in 1962. democratic strategist peter finn worked on kennedy's first campaign. >> he was criticized by many in the democratic establishment,
umbrella for later today. >> great to have you with us this morning. we are keeping an eye on what it looks like outside. mecowith me as we travel back in metime from the netherlands carillon and you can see how the clouds have been zooming by. beautiful shot there. muggy this morning and 73. southwest winds at six. there's the rain from yesterday, gone but we will be firing it up this afternoon. we'll take a trip to the lower 90s. angie, good morning. >> good morning to you, kim. kicking off the 5:00 hour. a little camera tour for you beginning with the outer loop in maryland. no complaints so far. live shot at university. we will take it to the maps and show you route 4, rout 5, crane highway. all of the roads are clear. hey, virginia, what's up on 395? this drive incident free. a good amount of head lights past duke street. on the inner loop between 95 and 66 you can see according to sensors drivers are moving at a great pace on average and on 66 out of gainesville to 123 up to 495 looking at a nice quiet drive to far but volume is building. over to andrea. >>> if you want to go fast bet
from earlier in the session. two-day dollar index gives us a lot of info, as well. we can't get anywhere near yesterday's levels, and we're now hovering against unchanged, after spending much of today in lightly positive territory. sue, back to you. >> thank you, very much, rick. investors get three key readings on the economy, kind of mixed news today. jobless claims rise, but the latest read on manufacturing coming better than expected. plus, a forward-looking index, measuring the economy's ross protects, rising for a fourth straight month. so what do policy makers make of this? cnbc's steve liesman joins us from jackson hole, wyoming where policy makers are gthed from around the world. >> yes, about 40 bankers are gathered in jackson hole as they do just about every year, going back about 27 years running now. and the title of this conference is financial stability and macro economic policy. but the key issue is obviously the economic crisis. whether or not what the fed has done has worked and where they go from here, where they make the turn. we sat down yesterday, for an ex
mainland in the u.s. everybody felt great, but still you can't just breathe a sif relief here. still things to watch out for. >> absolutely. look at big picture, you're right. this is really a good thing. the storm actually, at least appears, it's going to miss mainland. mainland usa. show you the big picture for a moment and give you up to date details. the storm weakened since the last update. rite now, 100 miles per hour. gusts up to 120. and this part of the screen, the storm's actually leaving bermuda. still having heavy surf action. the storm making its way up towards the canadian maritime expected to veer off to the north and northeast. look at this. latest path, the national hurricane center bricks it farther north. o'8:00 p.m. saturday, and sunday morning and afternoon, evening, veering off to the northeast and the as it does so affecting the canadian maritimes. currently we have tropical storm watching in effect for parts of nova scotia, possibly making landfall as a storm or hurricane into sunday and monday. as you talked about, issues, though, in parts of the eastern seaboard. n
the counseling sessions could be used to ration care for seniors or anyone else? >> the american medical association endorsed the bill. this has done tremendous service to public. one thing that august has done is with all the counterclaims that are going on and claims and the mythology, it's forcing people to get educated on the bill. that is what is happening. one thing we noticed is we get a lot of calls from the members. often they're not happy when they get the calls. we have a spike of people for the basic information, that tells you they are asking tough questions and want to learn about what is in the bill. >> shannon: thank you for coming in. >> appreciate it. >> in a sign of the economic times the city of chicago is hanging out closed for business side. city hall, public library, health clinics and most city offices are closed for day tomorrow in part of the effort to reduce the budget by $8 million. while most city employees have the day off without pay, police and firefighters will still be on the job. parts of florida are under tropical storm warning at this hour. new depres
government reacted sharply that u.s. authorities made it clear, neither did they want a compassionate release or prisoner transfer, they preferred compassionate release. >>> serious accusations after a devastating bombing in baghdad. iraq foreign minister said it must have been an inside job. the government said high-level security personnel have been detained. at least 100 people were killed in the strength of attacks. more than 500 wounded. it was the country's deadliest day since the u.s. pulled combat troops from iraqi cities nearly two months ago and left security in the hand of the iraquis. he thinks more serious attacks will occur. >>> the president may be vacationing in martha's vineyard but that doesn't mean he can forget about work. planning a local tv ad campaign for martha's vineyard. the conservative group has spent $150,000 on the ad urging president obama to drop the government-run insurance option. >>> death toll from typhoon battered taiwan that jumped to at least 650. the country's premier calls it the worst weather disaster to hit taiwan in 50 years. authorities believe mor
glad that you're with us on this tuesday. i'm christi paul. welcome to "hln news and views." so good to see you. breaking news we're learning about today regarding michael jackson. he'll be laid to rest on what would have been his 51st birthday in glendale north of los angeles on august 29th. that's next saturday. a family spokesman says the singer will be buried in the cemetery's great mausoleum which features replicas of the works of michelangelo. the ceremony will be limited to family and close friends though. remember, jackson died on june 26th. >>> his family though may file a wrongful death lawsuit against the late singer's concert promoter. a family attorney says jackson's family thinks aeg live played an active role during the last six months of his life and apparently paid for dr. conrad murray's services. remember, murray is at the center of a criminal investigation into jackson's death. >>> i want to let you know we are getting breaking news in. we're just learning here journalist robert novak has died. his family says he died of cancer. the longtime columnist was a cnn ho
's biggest stars was treated by u.s. immigration officials we're learning new details right now of the incident that's grown to a real international controversy. i'm wolf blitzer in cnn's commander for breaking news, politics, and extraordinary reports from around the world. you're in "the situation room." >>> he's been focusing like a laser beam on health care reform, but for a brief time today, president obama put america's servicemen and women front and center speaking at the convention in phoenix and vowing more money and help for vets struggling to deal with life after combat. let's go to our senior white house correspondent, ed henry. what was the president's basic message to the vets? >> reporter: urging more patience in afghanistan, a war that has been going almost eight years, the president telling me that the fighting is fierce, that the u.s. will not defeat the tlaliban overnight. out here on the streets of the convention center, some of the groups that used to stalk president bush about the war in iraq are beating up on president obama, claiming he's escalated the wa
leading to the largest u.s. base in the country. the suicide attack killed at least three civilians and set several vehicles on fire. nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel is in afghanistan and brings us the very latest. richard, what can you tell us? >> reporter: mika, i'm at the scene of that blast right now. it is on the eastern edge of kabul. it is apparently a british military convoy targeted by the taliban. the taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack. right now i've been seeing british miller vehicles going back and forth between nato bases and the site of the blast. there are many soldiers and police here pushing back the crowds, trying to create space. taliban has said it would carry out a series of attacks leading up to elections on thursday. so far they have been doing just that. >> all right. richard engel. thanks very much. >>> in other news this morning, federal prosecutors say a federal government informant is behind the largest case of cyber crime ever prosecuted in u.s. history. albert gonzalez, along with two russian accomplices allegedly hacked
u.s. troops, and wounded three others. earlier today, seven people were killed, including two u.n. workers, when a suicide bomber targeted a convoy of british troops and two mortar rounds stuck near the presidential palace as the taliban tries to disrupt thursday's elections. >>> disturbing new details in the murders of byrd and melanie billings, the florida couple who adopted special needs children. newly released documents reveal their 10-year-old son was sleeping with his parents when masked gunmen burst in. in the boy's words, two bad men said, you are going to die, one, two and three. and a 9-year-old who was asleep in another room said he heard seven booms and a scream. eight suspects have been arrested in connection with the case. >>> a california grand jury has indicted sunday school teacher melissa huckaby for the kidnapping, rape and murder of 8-year-old sandra cantu, who disappeared in march. she could face the death penalty. huckaby's also charged with drugging a 7-year-old girl, and a 37-year-old man. >>> a computer program is accused of masterminding the biggest i.
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